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GSAC Hosts 2nd Annual Career Fair

GSAC Hosts 2nd Annual Career Fair

February 21, 2018

On Friday, February 9th, ISD graduate students showcased their research and projects to potential future employers at the second annual Career Fair hosted by the Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC). The committee reached out to both employers and students in order to create a mutually beneficial opportunity for the two groups.

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Lean Product Development Course  |  May 7-11 in Ann Arbor

Lean Product Development Course | May 7-11 in Ann Arbor

February 14, 2018

Participants will learn to adapt Lean ideas to their specific product development challenges, focus innovation on problems that maximize customer and business value, and deliver on their best ideas.

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Lean Office & Service Course  |  April 23-27 in Ann Arbor

Lean Office & Service Course | April 23-27 in Ann Arbor

February 5, 2018

Faculty from the U-M Ross School of Business and industry will teach participants how to think differently about their organization's processes in order to make them more effective and efficient with the customer in mind.

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Students Learn From Uber Engineer

Students Learn From Uber Engineer

February 1, 2018

ISD's Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC) wasted no time getting started this semester. Created in 2016, GSAC has been working to strengthen the ISD student community by providing input and feedback to ISD Program Directors and staff and by planning events.

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Lean Healthcare Workshop  |  April 16-20 in Ann Arbor

Lean Healthcare Workshop | April 16-20 in Ann Arbor

January 31, 2018

Lean Healthcare experts will teach participants how to transform patient care with Lean thinking and drive sustainable continuous improvement that's linked to strategic priorities.

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Matt Reed to receive 2018 Arnold W. Siegel International Transportation Safety Award

Matt Reed to receive 2018 Arnold W. Siegel International Transportation Safety Award

January 16, 2018

IOE research professor Matt Reed has been selected to receive the 2018 Arnold W. Siegel International Transportation Safety Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International

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ISD Ranked as 5th Best Online Engineering Program

ISD Ranked as 5th Best Online Engineering Program

January 29, 2018

Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) has been steadily building a high quality online presence for Michigan Engineering. The 2018 US News & World Best Online Graduate Engineering Rankings released on January 5 place ISD's online program at #5, a significant jump from previous years. Since ISD draws instructors from across the College of Engineering, this ranking reflects the outstanding effort of College of Engineering faculty at large as well as ISD?s dedicated instructors and staff.

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You Have To Be a Player Before You Can Be a Coach

You Have To Be a Player Before You Can Be a Coach

January 10, 2018

The end of a calendar year is always reason for reflection for me. As I reflect on this past year, there is a key observation that I wish to share. It involves proper process improvement and problem solving practice.

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2017 Fall - ISD Graduation and Awards Recognition

2017 Fall - ISD Graduation and Awards Recognition

January 5, 2018

Congratulations to ISD's newest graduates! More than 70 of the University of Michigan's most recent alumni have completed their graduate degrees through ISD's programs. This new group of the leaders and best was honored at a Graduation & Awards Recognition ceremony led by ISD Chair Panos Papalambros on December 15, 2017.

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World-Changing Designs

World-Changing Designs

December 20, 2017

Throughout the fall semester, ISD students taking the Design Science 501 course collaborated on design projects. This unique interdisciplinary engineering course was taught by ISD chair Panos Papalambros and used a data-driven approach to identify product ideas that could solve everyday issues.

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2017 Design Science Seminar Series

2017 Design Science Seminar Series

December 12, 2017

This past month, Integrative Systems + Design offered students the opportunity to learn from some of the nation's brightest minds through the third annual Design Science Seminar Series.

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Manufacturing Research Seminar Series: Smart Manufacturing

Manufacturing Research Seminar Series: Smart Manufacturing

February 13, 2018

This presentation will give an overview of ongoing work at the Smart and Sustainable Automation Lab at the University of Michigan, aimed at addressing the challenges of achieving smarter manufacturing automation by adopting a mechatronics-based (i.e., synergistic) approach to the design and control of manufacturing machines.

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The Psychology of Learning

The Psychology of Learning

February 15, 2018

In recent years, I am pleased to see a rising interest in the 'human side' of Lean and Continuous Improvement. True more and more organizations are seeing people as their most valuable assets, and are beginning to treat them as such.

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